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Zambezi Life

A Home For Man & Elephants on the Zambezi

Elephant! Elephant! Someone shouted behind us. We couldn’t discern who. Everyone was running to the edge of the banks, metres from where a low fence of branches had been erected around the little bay leading up to the Malombo village. Branches that acted as a shield from crocodiles when kids…

Zambezi Life

The Beauty of Insect Life on the Zambezi

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” ~ E.O. Wilson Insect activity varies from month to month on the Zambezi and we witness…

Zambezi Life

Slow Dancing With Elephants

If you slow anything down, a scene of a chef cooking ramen, water flowing over a rock, a child running into its parents’ arms, the romance in the moment reveals itself. The emotion of a simple gesture. The beauty is revealed because you’re compelled to let your glance, your attention,…

Community Zambezi Life

Together, Side By Side

The Mushekwa village is a short boat ride from our lodge. We sit side by side (with it on our left, if you’re looking at the river, not from it). To our right is Muluka, the fishing village. We’re far away enough from both to allow for the serenity of…

Zambezi Life

The Music of the Zambezi River

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein Growing up, my parents played music at every opportunity. Even camping in the mountains, there was guitar-picking and…

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